Action Africa has been addressing the health problems by holding free clinics. At each clinic over 1,000 adults and children receive the vitamins and medications necessary to live a healthy life. They cannot afford to pay a doctor or to buy reliable vitamins and medications. Villagers and medical personnel report that the most glaring medical problems are: malaria, worms, hypertension, arthritis, and typhoid. We carry the medical supplies from the United States directly to the village, and physicians and nurses from the city come and volunteer their services. In collaboration with village chiefs and elders, teachers, African volunteer medical teams, and other village associations, Action Africa, Inc. has served several thousand people over the last 5 years.
Multivitamins and Over the Counter Pain Relief Drive
St. Teresa of Avila Church, in Washington, D.C., St. Michael’s Church in Mt. Airy, MD., and the NOVA Catholic Community in Arlington VA., have partnered with Action Africa, Inc. in a drive for medical supplies to support the free clinics. Action Africa, Inc. is collecting multivitamins for children and adults and over the counter pain relief medications for free medical clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. These medications are carried directly to the village and distributed at the clinics by physicians and nurses who donate their time.
We provide free medical clinics with volunteer practicioners.
The mission of Action Africa is to provide services in the vital areas of health, education, micro-enterprise development, and human rights for African children and families in the Washington, D.C. area and rural villages of sub-Saharan Africa.
Action Africa is an energetic non-profit response by Africans and friends of Africa to the challenges facing children and families in rural villages of sub-Saharan Africa in the vital areas of health, education, economic generativity, and human rights. To strengthen its capacity-building efforts, Action Africa also responds to the needs of newly arriving African immigrants and refugees in the U.S.